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's focused on the middle >>class? >> right. you mention that tomorrow he's goining to be going to virginia sitting at a family's kitchen table, talk about kitchen table issues, household budgets, things of that that nature and trying to highlight the efforts the president has made over the last 18 mountains to get the economy back on track but it all happens in a potical context where democrats, the president's party, of course, in serious trouble, and this is the curtain week now on the campaign season. we saw the president kick it off last monday, labor day, at tha rally in milwaukee where he gave that political stemwinder of a speech taking republicans to tack, by all accounts, experts say the republicans have a chance of winning a majority in the house, a better than even chance and perhaps can even win in the senate. we've seen the president now focusing on the economy. and the curtain coming up here as congress returns after a long august break. here it is the second week after labor day. and they're coming back only for about four weeks before they go back out on the campaign trail
conference on friday, also discussing the economy tomorrow in virginia. has the president effectively conveyed comforting words about his plans? this is not just tors the voter but politicians and democrats who are nervous right now? >> i think he's trying. he hasn't stopped in the last week, he has more plans to do so this week. he's come out with new proposals, getting very specific, getting very personal but i think the white house really, the team realized that the president had lost a critical window of time this summer distracted by so many other things, to talk up the economy more. he's distracted by the war in afghanistan and the oil spill and the debate over the mosque and even the white house's push to promote the new health care reform law. anything but the economy was always sort of getting in the way and making news. you saw him come out with the new proposals. they are -- they have been supported in the past by business and should attract republican pup sort, but the reaction was chilly even from democrats who say that they extending the tax rates for the upper brackets
with families in virginia to push the same message he tried to drive home during a news conference on friday. >> middle class, middle class families, middle class, middle class families, middle class families, middle class tax relief, middle class tax cut. middle class, middle class families, middle class families climb into the middle class. >> nbc's mike viqueira is live at the wte house. i think i'm pretty clear who the president is targeting here. what do you think? >> john boehner. it you're absolute right. it's the middle class, not uncommon for a president. remember president clinton's bridge to the 21st century? all about the mile class. the president talking time and timegain how he has cut taxes for the middle class. it all comes down to the election. this is the contempt which the president is speaking now. you saw him kick off the campaign season last labor day withthat stemwinder of a speech out in mock taking republicans to task and republicans now threateninthe democratic majorities certainly in the house, if not the senate. you're going to see this heightened rhetoric from no
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